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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #420 on: August 30, 2013, 08:04:40 AM »
I was all excited after I set them up last Friday, I hauled ass out of my apartment complex, got 50 feet and hit a pebble and ate shit, hard.  Flatspot in literally 30 seconds.  I thought it might skate out, but no luck so far.

Sorry that happened man. Please shoot an email to [email protected] and he will make sure to get you hooked up. 

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« Reply #421 on: August 30, 2013, 01:25:01 PM »
I was all excited after I set them up last Friday, I hauled ass out of my apartment complex, got 50 feet and hit a pebble and ate shit, hard.  Flatspot in literally 30 seconds.  I thought it might skate out, but no luck so far.

Sorry that happened man. Please shoot an email to [email protected] and he will make sure to get you hooked up. 

Thanks, he already reached out. Amazing customer service.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #422 on: September 03, 2013, 01:57:54 PM »
How do these do on rough asphalt? I've got some 98a Satoris that are quite good....all streets here are just rough and shit...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #423 on: September 03, 2013, 02:53:07 PM »
Liking these wheels so far, can actually hold a powerslide sideways instead of spinning out like i did on other wheels,
only complaint and its an visual one, the full shape i thought would be as close too the squareish SFW shape which i love,
but it seems too have a rounder edge, apart from that, i can't fault them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #424 on: September 04, 2013, 02:20:40 PM »
Liking these wheels so far, can actually hold a powerslide sideways instead of spinning out like i did on other wheels,
only complaint and its an visual one, the full shape i thought would be as close too the squareish SFW shape which i love,
but it seems too have a rounder edge, apart from that, i can't fault them.

Stoked you're digging the wheels. We're working on more shapes/sizes for the future, the Manderson shape is definitely on the radar

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #425 on: September 04, 2013, 04:03:20 PM »
Liking these wheels so far, can actually hold a powerslide sideways instead of spinning out like i did on other wheels,
only complaint and its an visual one, the full shape i thought would be as close too the squareish SFW shape which i love,
but it seems too have a rounder edge, apart from that, i can't fault them.

Stoked you're digging the wheels. We're working on more shapes/sizes for the future, the Manderson shape is definitely on the radar

Hell yeah,  101 duro please


wheee!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #426 on: September 05, 2013, 11:56:20 AM »
naw 99^. if you make an sfw shaped F4 i dont think id buy any other wheel EVER. the full is pretty close tho and if they last longer ill just ride those

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #427 on: September 06, 2013, 02:54:42 AM »
Liking these wheels so far, can actually hold a powerslide sideways instead of spinning out like i did on other wheels,
only complaint and its an visual one, the full shape i thought would be as close too the squareish SFW shape which i love,
but it seems too have a rounder edge, apart from that, i can't fault them.

Stoked you're digging the wheels. We're working on more shapes/sizes for the future, the Manderson shape is definitely on the radar

Awesome, you just made me a very happy man! ;D

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #428 on: September 06, 2013, 04:43:41 PM »
i'm going to get me a set of these but i'm not exactly sure which ones i should buy. i'm interested on how they perform for powerslides, lipslides on ledges/curbs and hill-bombing. i mainly skate street. not much of a park rat.

are the 101s too slick? should i go with the 99s/classic shape?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #429 on: September 06, 2013, 05:39:21 PM »
I'm definitely liking the formula fours, they do slide slightly different (in a good way) from the last wheels I've had. For the past 2 years or so I've only had mini logo wheels. Right off the bat the mini logos are fine, but the difference with the spitfire is pretty nice. I waxed up the ledge at my park and tried some long front boards and the slide was very consistent and i wouldn't kind lose my balance as much as I normally would. I've only skated them twice, but I'm looking forward to seeing how long they last. Mini logo wheels would usually last me about 2 months before they got soft and slow. I guess time will tell how well these hold up.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #430 on: September 07, 2013, 12:41:52 AM »
i'm going to get me a set of these but i'm not exactly sure which ones i should buy. i'm interested on how they perform for powerslides, lipslides on ledges/curbs and hill-bombing. i mainly skate street. not much of a park rat.

are the 101s too slick? should i go with the 99s/classic shape?

Curbs, Powerslides and Hills is pretty much a day of skating for me, and the 99s held up well, they have the classic feel, but with a little more resistance i guess, 101s might be a little too slippery.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #431 on: September 07, 2013, 01:23:34 PM »
Despite the mostly positive things mentioned in this thread and elsewhere, I have yet to sell many F4s at the shop surprisingly.

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« Reply #432 on: September 07, 2013, 07:03:25 PM »
Despite the mostly positive things mentioned in this thread and elsewhere, I have yet to sell many F4s at the shop surprisingly.
Well, like any good shop owner/employee to move product you need to back it. Meaning try them out, give endorsements,run promotions, help advertise whatever it is and make sure to always give positive re enforcement.
Otherwise the product gets lost in the case. Without you showing people that a superior quality product(whatever it might be)is available then of course only a few will search them out.
Jus sayin.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #433 on: September 10, 2013, 07:33:31 PM »
These wheels seem to do well resisting the asphalt black plague that coats your wheels if you spend anytime in the NYC streets.  Maybe it's just because they have no tread but I don't think so. This alone puts them in a class by themselves to me, like spitfire really figured something out.  I tried stf's for the first time early in the summer and after finding the v2 shape, thought they would be my new go to wheel (not too plastic at all, which is why I avoided them for years.)

I'm on the classic 99's. But have the tablet 101's coming. I have a feeling those and the v2's will be at war for preferred status.

The no black plague thing is big, and the urethane does seem to be new level...But I'm not gonna front on stf's, the quality of which I've been marveling at all summer. 

It's a good time for wheels. haha

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #434 on: September 11, 2013, 09:24:54 AM »
Just put on some 54 101 Classics the other day. They're not slick at all.  Good grip but slide too.  I'd been using the new 100 Street Burners since they came out, and these feel similar, but I definitely like them more,...so far. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #435 on: September 12, 2013, 11:42:27 AM »
Despite the mostly positive things mentioned in this thread and elsewhere, I have yet to sell many F4s at the shop surprisingly.
Well, like any good shop owner/employee to move product you need to back it. Meaning try them out, give endorsements,run promotions, help advertise whatever it is and make sure to always give positive re enforcement.
Otherwise the product gets lost in the case. Without you showing people that a superior quality product(whatever it might be)is available then of course only a few will search them out.
Jus sayin.

It's not like I don't try to sell them. We advertise them plenty and we relay everything about their superiority. In fact, I've never said anything about them negatively. It's just a thing right now I guess. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #436 on: September 12, 2013, 12:21:50 PM »
Despite the mostly positive things mentioned in this thread and elsewhere, I have yet to sell many F4s at the shop surprisingly.
Well, like any good shop owner/employee to move product you need to back it. Meaning try them out, give endorsements,run promotions, help advertise whatever it is and make sure to always give positive re enforcement.
Otherwise the product gets lost in the case. Without you showing people that a superior quality product(whatever it might be)is available then of course only a few will search them out.
Jus sayin.

It's not like I don't try to sell them. We advertise them plenty and we relay everything about their superiority. In fact, I've never said anything about them negatively. It's just a thing right now I guess. 
I'd guess that it's because kids don't like the color or the slightly higher price, because they don't think in the long term.
damn those yarys bout those squats

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #437 on: September 12, 2013, 12:52:58 PM »
I think kids do not give a fuck on any improvement in skateboarding wheel technologies. Since they don't have necessarily a lot of money they will get the cheapest models made by spitfire or bones, maybe pigs or ricta if they are into their marketing.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #438 on: September 12, 2013, 04:22:50 PM »
I think kids do not give a fuck on any improvement in skateboarding wheel technologies. Since they don't have necessarily a lot of money they will get the cheapest models made by spitfire or bones, maybe pigs or ricta if they are into their marketing.


that's usually what I tell them. If they get a cheaper wheel, there's a chance that they'll flat spot in a week and then they're going to wish they spent that extra 7$ on the F4s

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #439 on: September 13, 2013, 01:55:48 AM »
I think kids do not give a fuck on any improvement in skateboarding wheel technologies. Since they don't have necessarily a lot of money they will get the cheapest models made by spitfire or bones, maybe pigs or ricta if they are into their marketing.


that's usually what I tell them. If they get a cheaper wheel, there's a chance that they'll flat spot in a week and then they're going to wish they spent that extra 7$ on the F4s
Do you guys really flatspot wheels in one week? And even if you flatspot, doesn't it disappear after a couple of sessions?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #440 on: September 13, 2013, 09:27:14 AM »
I have flatspotted wheels first day.  If I flatspot wheels, I just let them go depending on how much I liked them before it happened.  If I didn't like them much, I'll pass it on to the first kid with crusty wheels and the patience to try and fix the flat.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #441 on: September 15, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
I can't say I've ever actually flat spotted wheels, definitely never had the helicopter sound like some people get.

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« Reply #442 on: September 15, 2013, 12:52:41 AM »
Have been riding a set of the 52mm, 101a Tablet shaped ones for about a week now and they're pretty cool although I kinda wish I had paid more attention to the hardness when I bought them. the tablet shape is pretty much perfectly flat on the sides so you lock into grinds very well, which is nice, but since im out here in AZ where the ground isnt super shitty like in Illinois i feel like ive been sliding around a lot more than id like. especially at these smooth ass parks where ill do a trick down a set, land 99% perfect then slide out horizontally before riding away. shit also gets really scary if I come out of a fast, long grind kinda sketchy cuz i definitely slip out like fucking crazy at those speeds. overall they're pretty good "premium" wheels i guess.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #443 on: September 15, 2013, 09:17:46 PM »
2 months in on mine.


best wheels ever.  you can seriously control your powerslides like no other.  no flatspots, still feel solid.  i'm sold.


good job spitfire.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #444 on: September 16, 2013, 10:24:41 AM »
been skating some Bones V2 shape squarish shaped wheels over the years, so decided to try out the F4 Tablets...

havent set them up yet, but here's a visual comparison of a Bones STF 54mm V2 an old pair of squarish wheels to a Spit F4 101a 53mm Tablet





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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #445 on: September 16, 2013, 10:42:18 AM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #446 on: September 16, 2013, 02:19:45 PM »
been skating the Bones V2 shape over the years, so decided to try out the F4 Tablets...

havent set them up yet, but here's a visual comparison of a Bones STF 54mm V2 to a Spit F4 101a 53mm Tablet





Sorry bro, that's not a Bones V2 wheel. That's the Rat Bones II shape, the same as all the SPF bowl wheels. They come in 54x31, 56x32, 58x33 and 60x43...you have the 54 SPF's in that shape. They do also make this shape in STF, but only on the Skatopia wheel.
The Bones V2 is thinner width wise, and is completely flat on both sides, no cut in for weight like on your wheels, and less round on the lip. They look just like those Spitfire tablets. Sorry dude, whoever told you they that you had V2's was confused.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 02:21:16 PM by JBones »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #447 on: September 16, 2013, 02:30:11 PM »
^^ oh no bro! this is just like the time I thought my trucks weighed 42.453 grams and not 43.476 grams. 


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #448 on: September 16, 2013, 02:54:54 PM »
^^ oh no bro! this is just like the time I thought my trucks weighed 42.453 grams and not 43.476 grams. 




Hey, was just letting you know so you didn't judge the difference between 2 completely different shaped wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #449 on: September 16, 2013, 02:59:26 PM »
That's the Rat Bones II shape, the same as all the SPF bowl wheels. They do also make this shape in STF, but only on the Skatopia wheel.
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